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Sectarian strife roils Nigeria amid strike

(January 10th, 2012)

An attack targeting Muslims leaves one dead in Nigeria’s largely Christian south. A nationwide strike over the end of fuel subsidies continues for a second day. January 10, 2012|By Gretchen L. Wilson and Victor Okhai, Los Angeles Times Reporting from Johannesburg, South Africa, and — Unrest continued to spread across Nigeria on Tuesday amid new […]

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Rhino hunt in South Africa sparks debate

(January 8th, 2012)

Some conservationists say auctioning off a single permit helps protect the animals; others say none should be killed. Meanwhile, poaching is booming. January 08, 2012|By Gretchen L. Wilson, Los Angeles Times Reporting from Johannesburg — Animal rights activists are challenging a decision by South African conservation authorities to auction off a permit to hunt a […]

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Christmas mass in Nigeria rocked by terrorist bombing

(December 25th, 2011)

A radical Muslim sect claims responsibility for the blast, which killed 35 people. December 25, 2011|By Gretchen L. Wilson | Times staff writer REPORTING FROM JOHANNESBURG — A bomb blast during Christmas mass left 35 people dead and dozens wounded at a Nigerian church near the nation’s capital of Abuja. The radical Muslim sect Boko […]

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